Ann_Garrison

Ann_Garrison

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1 week ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Rwanda: No justice for... · 0 replies · +2 points

You're quite mistaken if you think that no one says anything about Israel's massacres in Palestine. Those are reported and discussed and protested far more than anything in Rwanda or DR Congo.

1 week ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Rwanda: No justice for... · 0 replies · 0 points

How did members of the Interahamwe threaten the Rwandan Patriotic Army, reportedly with machetes, threaten the Rwandan Patriotic Army, which had 50 caliber machine guns, AK47 rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars? The Australian, Zambian and UK peacekeepers say that they were so outnumbered by the RPA that there was nothing they could do to stop the massacre.

3 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - UK Foreign Office call... · 0 replies · +1 points

Another very confusing statement. Who is "Rwanda"? What is "aggression against Rwanda"?

4 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Rwanda: Critics ask Ca... · 0 replies · +1 points

I read two reports in Canadian papers, can't remember their names.

4 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Rwanda: Critics ask Ca... · 0 replies · +1 points

Most of those concerned in the press conference are Canadians, Canadian born or naturalized Canadians. Others may be Rwandans with political asylum seeker status, but Canada is obliged to protect them as well.

Other Rwandans in exile have been assassinated or disappeared in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, and even Europe.

The RCMP may well be investigating, and we hope so, but they're not going to talk about it.

6 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - UK Foreign Office call... · 0 replies · +1 points

Indeed, a very confusing statement.

9 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Rwanda: Free Victoire!... · 0 replies · +1 points

You make a good point, BK, regarding Victoire, Dr. King, and Patrice Lumumba. If Victoire Ingabire were ever to be the President of Rwanda, she would become the commander of an army, so she must have given that some thought. I stress this point in part because the charges that Victoire was engaged in terrorism were so ridiculous. Yesterday I learned that Amnesty International refuses to make her a prisoner of conscience and take up her case because she's charged with terrorism.

Once again, I did not mean to question Lumumba's choices and perhaps I am not remembering his history correctly. I am not a Lumumba scholar.

To identify what is Black and African about Victoire's struggle certainly sounds right to me, and for that, I will step aside.

12 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Congolese protest elec... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm sure not. But if you think so, go ahead and leave them again.

12 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - ‘Friends of Victoire... · 0 replies · +1 points

Calling people names is not an effective argument or refutation of anything.

14 weeks ago @ San Francisco Bay View - Congolese protest elec... · 2 replies · +1 points

The Bay View almost never scrubs comments. I have only requested one comment scrub in nearly 7 years of writing for them, and that was because it was nothing but a personal insult.